HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud to be Saturday Keynote Speaker at Convention
Washington, DC, May 15 - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to announce that His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Abdul Aziz Alsaud will be the Keynote Speaker at the Saturday Evening Gala Banquet. At the Banquet, Prince Alwaleed will also receive ADC's "Global Achievement Award."
HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Humanitarian Contributions
HRH Highness Prince Alwaleed has been focusing his humanitarian and philanthropic activities on the following issues:
-- Women Rights and Empowerment
-- Poverty Eradication
-- Bridging the Gap between The East and West
-- Medical Relief
Prince Alwaleed is a strong supporter of women's causes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by advocating and promoting women in the professional fields and has recently hired the first Saudi female pilot. HRH has been continuously contributing to educational and training programs for women across the country and is a strong believer in the active role Saudi women play socially and economically, in society. The Prince donates to women's philanthropic societies and social, and medical awareness programs.
HRH has established an intensive program to fight poverty across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with humanitarian contributions reaching even the most remote poverty stricken areas of the country. The prince adopted this cause 23 years ago. Some of his most recent humanitarian contributions were the of donations for 10,000 underprivileged families a month, the construction of 10,000 housing projects and provision of electric generators for deprived area. His efforts focus on providing life's necessities, then establishing programs to
Prince Alwaleed's regional and international contributions comprise of donations, development and charity funds for different humanitarian causes. The countries which received humanitarian contributions include the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Tunis, Algeria, Jordan, the Sudan and Afghanistan.
One of the most significant contributions made this year by the Prince was a donation of $19 million to Tsunami victims across South East Asia. "We believe that humanitarian aid is the responsibility shared by all, and that it transcends religion, race, and geographic boundaries," stated Prince Alwaleed.
Through the Carter Center‘s “The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Fund”, HRH has pledged $5 million to support the Carter Center Peace and Health Programs in Africa. HRH is interested in supporting important initiatives to alleviate suffering that faces African nations, such as Aids.
Regional Humanitarian Contributions:
Palestine: Constructions and reconstructions of Mosques Support of philanthropic societies
Syria: Reconstruction of Zayzoun Village in Hama to house 504 families
Egypt: Support for philanthropic Societies First Lady, Suzan Mubarak Humanitarian Campaign LE 2 million for Future Generation Organization
Lebanon: Support for Philanthropic societies Humanitarian aid for Lebanese in Sierra Leone
Morocco: Aid for flood victims
Contributions to Africa:
Ethiopia: Aid for famine victims
Comoros Islands: Electric Generators
Senegal: Establishment of Schools, funding of medical research
Ghana: Funding of medical research and education
Burkina Faso: Funding of Humanitarian programs
Comoros Islands: Power Generators
Zimbabwe: Educational fund, contribution for HIV/Aids & Malaria Research
The Gambia: Donation for the construction of a diagnostic center
Djibouti: Donation to support flood victims
Congo: Funding for education and Kisangani hospital
Mali: Support for program to supply medicine and feed 3000 people during Ramadan
Niger: Support for program to fight poverty
Contributions in Europe:
United Kingdom: Contribution to Arabana Institute 1 million for Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University
Czech Republic: $1.36 Million donation to Vision charity
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Donation
Kosovo: Philanthropic projects
Contributions to the United States:
George Bush Senior Fund: Andover
Carter Institute: $5 million (one per annum) to support the Carter Center Peace and Health Programs in Africa $300.000 to support the observation of the Indonesian presidential election
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Middle East Policy Council Social Studies Teacher program for Islamic awarness
WHAT/WHO: Keynote address by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud
WHEN: May 28, 2005: Saturday Evening Gala Banquet
WHERE: ADC Convention, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the Saudi Arabia royal billionaire, has become a major player in Saudi Arabia’s propaganda campaign, which is aimed at providing it’s archaic, Wahabbi-funding regime with a humane face. Bin Talal has done so by whitewashing the role the Saudis have played in promoting Islamic and Wahabbi intolerance towards non-Muslims and radical Salafist movements, which engage in terror and stealth Jihad. To accomplish his task, he has bought a slice of American and Western academia, and increasingly, the media.
In an expensive (approximately $295K) full-page advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal, Alwaleed Bin Talal stated: “We are dedicated to build a bridge of communication between East and West to achieve a comprehensive tolerance beyond geographical boundaries.”
In what appears to be a mission statement at the bottom of the full-page ad, there was this:
Supporting cultural diversity through dialogue, the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation embraces the tremendous diversity of people, religions, and cultures around the world. In support of this belief, the Foundation has established academic and cultural centers at iconic institutions to nurture our common interests and potential. By supporting historical research, open dialogue, and objective analysis, the Foundation lays the groundwork for mutual understanding among nation.So who is Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, this “philanthropist” who wants to “achieve tolerance beyond geographical boundaries?
Appearing on Fox News on August 26, 2010, Dan Senor, a former Bush administration official hinted that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the “Ground Zero Mosque” imam, received financial support from Alwaleed Bin Talal’s foundation. Although Dan Senor did not mention the prince’s name, he qualified him by saying, “The Kingdom Foundation [Bin Talal's foundation], so you know, is this Saudi organization, headed up by the guy who tried to give Rudy Giuliani $10 million after 9/11 that was sent back. “ The money was returned because Alwaleed bin Talal had suggested that U.S. policies in the Middle East contributed to the September 11 attacks. Senor also inferred that Alwaleed Bin Talal has “funded radical madrasas all over the world.”
In her February 5, 2010 blog, Diana West asked rhetorically if Fox News should register as a Saudi agent. She wrote: “Alwaleed bin Talal’s charm-blitz through NY, juxtaposing Fox News’ Neil Cavuto’s sweetheart interview with “the prince” and Charlie Rose’s far more revealing conversation – essentially, it’s…all Israel’s fault, and “my” 1.5 billion Muslims are all like the ‘underpants’ bomber’s father [who informed authorities about his terrorist son].”
West pointed out that “just as Steven Emerson believes that American universities using Saudi mega-millions (many from Alwaleed Bin Talal) to set up Islamic studies departments should register as Saudi agents, I believe an American news channel part-owned and part-influenced by the Saudi prince should, too.”
Alwaleed Bin Talal’s “contributions” to U.S. institutions are attributable to the anti-Saudi backlash that followed 9/11, which prompted his 2005 purchase of a 5.5 percent stake in News Corp and his “gifts” of $20 million to both Georgetown and Harvard Universities, also in 2005.
Alwaleed Bin Talal’s spending spree includes a $500,000 check in 2002 to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood-linked entity, and, also in 2002, a whopping $27 million to the families of Palestinian “martyrs” — aka suicide bombers.
Asked by Charlie Rose in a Bloomberg Businessweek interview (1/21/10), whether he is confident about the future given his huge investment in News Corp, Alwaleed Bin Talal replied:
I have a very close relationship with Mr. James Murdoch. James is now managing Europe and Asia. I would be the first one to nominate him to be the successor of Mr. Rupert Murdoch, God forbid something happens. I have full trust in him. He is really a Rupert Murdoch in the making, and he’s almost there. And I told that to Mr. Murdoch.An apologist for radical Islam, the US-educated Alwaleed Bin Talal provides clever answers that suit American ears when he is interviewed. In response to Charlie Rose’s question about whether the world’s perception of Islam is misunderstood, he said:
After 9/11, the world changed, and Islam came under attack. You had all these terrorist acts on U.S. soil committed by Muslims and Arabs and Saudis. So I don’t really blame the West for being worried about Islam. But you cannot generalize and say all Arabs or Muslims are terrorists. All the discussion has been around the Somali guy who tried to bomb the airplane, but his father turned him in… This guy represents me and all my 1.3 billion Muslims. Not the guy with the bomb. Islam means peace[.]Alwaleed Bin Talal understands that the nature of the Saudi regime, with its denial of religious freedom in the kingdom and its teaching of intolerance and hatred towards Jews, Christians, Israel and even America, does not render it a friend of America. Furthermore, the Wahabbi-Islam that Bin Talal represents is contrary to everything Americans with Judeo-Christian values believe in. Bin Talal has therefore taken upon myself the task of influencing the way Americans think, and he is doing it by buying off Western academic and cultural institution such as Harvard, Georgetown, Cambridge, etc., where a sanitized version of Islam and its relationship to the infidel West is being taught.
Bin Talal has reasoned correctly that if Islamists cannot win over the American people through their true beliefs, then they must feed them twisted reality in the form of “news” through their expensive Washington lobbyists and increased media control (as with Fox News and the Wall Street Journal). This allows the Saudi façade as “a friend of America” to remain.